Film Reviews

Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Crumb (1994)

Starring: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Charles Crumb Director: Terry Zwigoff Imdb describes this film as "an intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatised family." Which I think is a really good summation, so I'm borrowing it. Robert Crumb is a cartoonist who became very popular in comic book circles in the 60's… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Crumb (1994)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill Director: Bill Forsyth Ruth and Lucille are two sisters who are sent to live with relatives after their mother commits suicide. Initially left with their grandmother, after she dies their eccentric Aunt Sylvie takes them in, raising them in their ancestral home. But Aunt Sylvie's unusual nature and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie Director: Randa Haines When the new speech teacher James (Hurt) starts at a school for the deaf he's struck by the anger and passion of the janitor. Sarah (Matlin) is a young woman who was the brightest student at the school but has remained speechless by choice and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

Starring: James Stewart, Donald Crisp, Arthur Kennedy, Cathy O'Donnell Director: Anthony Mann A stranger comes to Coronado, a small isolated town in Apache country. Will Lockhart (Stewart) brings a wagon of supplies to the Waggoman ranch, where he catches the eye and the heart of Barbara (O'Donell), but falls foul of the ranchers crazy son… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

Film Reviews

Apostasy (2017)

Starring: Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms Director: Daniel Kokotajlo A portrait of a religious family in crisis, Ivanna (Finneran) and her teenage daughters Luisa (Parkinson) and Alex (Wright) are Jehovah's Witnesses in the UK. When Luisa, studying at university, transgresses religious law, her family is forced to shun her. While Ivanna seems… Continue reading Apostasy (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Diane Wiest, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Woody Allen, Daniel Stern Director: Woody Allen From Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, over two years, a woman's current husband falls in love with one of her sisters, while her ex husband falls for her other sister. Of course, as in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

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Hereditary (2018)

Starring:┬áToni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Director: Ari Aster When her mother dies, Annie (Collette) is still struggling with her past and their complicated relationship. As things start to unravel and go wrong in her family life, Annie will discover that there's a dark secret at the heart of her family. I don't… Continue reading Hereditary (2018)

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Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

I love doing podcast appearances and working with Damien Riley is always really fun. This time we thought we would watch and talk about Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about a mother and daughter who were the black sheeps of Jackie Kennedy's family, and who lived in poverty in their crumbling East Hamptons mansion called… Continue reading Podcast: Grey Gardens on The DR Podcast

Film Reviews

Preview: The Secret Of Marrowbone (2017)

Starring: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg Director: Sergio G Sanchez When four siblings return home to America in the 60's with their ailing mother, they try to leave the past behind them. But following their mother's death, Jack, the eldest, has promised to wait to report her demise til his… Continue reading Preview: The Secret Of Marrowbone (2017)